UFC 102: "Couture vs. Nogueira" from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon, has officially wrapped, which means that it’s time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts.
To the tune of $60,000 each.
The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card. And it may not come as a shock whose wallets are leaving "The City of Roses" a little heavier.
In addition to their base salaries, the UFC awarded former heavyweight champions Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira "Fight of the Night" for their gritty, back-and-forth war.
"Minotauro" proved he still has plenty of horsepower under the hood, dropping "The Natural" on separate occasions and nearly finishing him in the third round en route to winning their "Battle of the Ages."
Nate Marquardt looked "Great" against Demian Maia. He needed just 22 seconds to land "Knockout of the Night" and cement his place on a very short list of UFC middleweight contenders.
It wasn't as quick as Marquardt or as technical as Nogueira, but UFC sophomore Jake Rosholt nevertheless got it done against Chris Leben in their middleweight tilt, putting "The Crippler" to sleep at 1:30 of the third round and securing a "Submission of the Night" bonus.
Here are the special fight bonuses for UFC 102:
Fight of the Night — Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Knockout of the Night — Nate Marquardt
Submission of the Night -– Jake Rosholt
Again, each fighter received $60,000 extra for their performances in addition to their respective base salaries, which we will pass along as soon as possible. The highly anticipated event drew 16,088 fans for a $1.92 million gate